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The Meat & Potatoes podcast provides an in-depth look inside Utah’s growing startup and tech community from the perspective of the entrepreneurs, executives, and community leaders at the forefront of the industry.

Meat & Potatoes Podcast Silicon Slopes

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    • 4.0 • 24 Ratings

The Meat & Potatoes podcast provides an in-depth look inside Utah’s growing startup and tech community from the perspective of the entrepreneurs, executives, and community leaders at the forefront of the industry.

    KT Tape: Empowering Movement

    KT Tape: Empowering Movement

    KT Tape CEO, Jessica Klodnicki, discusses the power of rebranding and why every company should rebrand to find its purpose, values, and goals. Klodnicki shares her story working at Bell, Skullcandy, and KT Tape. She also shares how rebranding KT Tape will affect the company in the future.
    Outline of the show:
    0:00 What is KT
    2:25 Founding story
    5:00 For young and old
    7:00 Bell helmets
    9:50 Skull candy
    12:00 Simon Sinek, Start With Why
    21:00 Retail road show
    24:00 Omni channel business
    26:00 Most common injury
    28:00 Product development
    29:50 Whats it like to be the CEO
    32:05 Being a board member
    37:00 Closing remarks
    Social:
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/siliconslopes
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/siliconslopes/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/silicon-slopes/
    Show links:
    https://www.kttape.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicaklodnicki/
    Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/meat-potatoes-podcast/id1262148655
    Spotify Podcasts - https://open.spotify.com/show/4T9PSMVqgQNf7lCF3NdDgS?si=e0c6a92bc89e4fe7
     

    • 38 min
    Harvesting Methane and Mining Crypto

    Harvesting Methane and Mining Crypto

    According to Visual Capitalist, "It takes an estimated 1,449 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy to mine a single bitcoin. That’s the same amount of energy an average U.S. household consumes in approximately 13 years." Enter Nodal Power, a revolutionary company that develops and operates landfill gas-powered plants. These power plants collect methane gas from organic material in landfills and turns it into energy that helps power Nodal data centers and, when needed, the local electrical grid. Learn how methane gas can help power your home and how it can help mine crypto along the way.
    Conversation outline:
    0:00 Opening
    0:30 What does Nodal Power do?
    1:45 Landfill design
    4:00 Landfills are a growing industry
    5:00 Starting Nodal
    8:00 Mining while others are sleeping
    11:00 Engineering the plants
    12:30 Raising money
    17:30 Suffering through the Bitcoin ups and downs
    19:45 Fundraising
    21:30 Process is efficient
    22:30 https://www.nodalpower.com
    Social:
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/siliconslopes
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/siliconslopes/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/silicon-slopes/
    Show Links: https://www.nodalpower.com

    • 23 min
    401GO: Providing Small Businesses with Affordable 401(k) Plans

    401GO: Providing Small Businesses with Affordable 401(k) Plans

    To this day, 14 states have officially passed legislation mandating businesses of all sizes provide a retirement plan for their employees. Unfortunately, for small businesses this presents a large and expensive problem, hence the need for companies like 401GO. Founded in 2017, 401GO provides high quality, competitively priced 401(k) plans for small businesses.
    In this podcast, we are joined by Dan Beck, 401GO Co-Founder and CEO, who discusses what it's like to build a fintech company, how 401GO has handled government regulation and common misconceptions surrounding retirement plans. One of Utah’s serial entrepreneurs, Dan previously founded several outdoor retail businesses, including Renvo Water, HydroBlu, and TekMat.
    Having worked in multiple industries, Dan offers unique perspectives in regards to global logistics and how to deliver valuable products in the most efficient way possible. With a churn rate below 3%, 401GO is on the fast track to success. Don’t miss the chance to hear how you can easily provide 401(k) plans for everyone at your business.
    Show Links:
    https://www.401go.com
    https://tekmat.com
    https://hydroblu.com
     

    • 25 min
    Alema Harrington: Addiction Recovery and The Power of Connecting

    Alema Harrington: Addiction Recovery and The Power of Connecting

    Alema Harrington, former BYU running back and current Sports Broadcaster with the Utah Jazz, has inspired many struggling addicts by sharing his personal addiction story and his unique recovery experiences. In this podcast, Alema shares how his personal experiences contributed to the ideas presented through his newest venture, the A-Game Institute, which is dedicated to helping individuals identify and overcoming obstacles keeping them from realizing thier full potential.
     
    Outline:
    0:00 Introduction
    1:20 Ardu institute
    3:45 Mental health
    7:00 Drugs and alcohol
    9:30 The first step
    13:20 A game institute
    20:00 Utah Jazz culture
    25:00 commitment
    27:30 company consulting
    33:30 closing remarks
    Social Links
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/siliconslopes
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/siliconslopes/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/silicon-slopes/
    Show links: https://rehabs.com/listings/ardu-recovery-30826750/
    https://twitter.com/AlemaHarrington
     

    • 34 min
    Oops: The Easy Return Pickup Service

    Oops: The Easy Return Pickup Service

    Oops, the all-new easy return pickup service, ensures you never have to leave home again to make a return. Using Oops consumers can simply schedule a pickup and place the item on their porch, sans packaging and printing, making it just as easy to return as buy. Listen as the President of Oops, Joseph Hatch, and the company’s CEO, Jonathan Crawley, describe some of the crazy things they’ve been asked to return and how their business solves one of society’s largest pain points.

    • 36 min
    Simplifying Content Creation with Marq

    Simplifying Content Creation with Marq

    Need content, yet lack the skills to create it? Is your company’s creative department overwhelmed with content requests? Marq, formerly Lucidpress, is the ultimate solution to this problem. Using Marq, business professionals with no talent for design can quickly create the content they need. Tune in to hear Marq CEO, Owen Fuller, discuss how an embarrassing moment at a Jazz game lead to the company’s creation, plus their rebranding strategy and struggles.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Gilbear123 ,

Great place to get the download for business in Utah

Keeps me up to date on all the happenings in the Utah tech world.

FiveisFun ,

Great Podcast

Amazing conversations keep up the good work!

Jeff Myhre ,

Great people

This podcast has smart people and guests sharing what’s great and challenging about growing businesses in Utah. Keep up the great work!

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